Saturday, December 30, 2006
I ended up ordering the other embossing folders I have been looking for. There is only one place in town that carries the CB embossing folders. By the time I got my CB most of the ones I wanted were sold out. So right now I'm waiting on about 5 packages to come in. Since Tuesday is a federal holiday I won't see any of my packages until Wednesday at the soonest. And I have to go back to work Thursday. I guess I'll just have to keep playing with the toys I already have.
I also wanted to let you all know that I love my new ATG! It is really big but everything I have used it on has stuck where I put it! I have had a hard time with mono because the layers always fall off the cards. I had gone to using double stick tape but I love the ATG so much better than the tape. You don't have to peel it off and stick it down which is time consuming. The ATG gives me more time to make cards and be creative. In case you want one, I bought my ATG714 from framing supply.com.
Friday, December 29, 2006
I only made one card tonight because the creative juices weren't flowing! I used a few sets I haven't played with in a while, Walk this Way and Alphabet Soup. I used my new Cuttlebug embosing folder Bloom Dots to emboss the teal background. I inked the Hugs & Kisses stamp with my marker and then I stamped an O from a small non SU alphabet set I have. So this is it for now.
I think I'm stumped because I have an idea for a baby card but I don't have that cuttlebug folder that I need to make it. It may not turn out the way I see it in my head but it is blocking all other ideas at the time.
Since I doubt any more packages will come today I guess I'll go play with these goodies! There is still a chance that Mr. Brown might stop by- he normally doesn't get here until between 4 and 6pm. I'll share if I create something good!
Thursday, December 28, 2006
I have ordered some embossing folders and dies but I can't wait for them to get here. So I bought several other dies on my adventure today. I love the way you can just roll the die through and it cuts it out perfectly! I have also ordered some other goodies with my Christmas money so I'll post here when they get here.
This is also the first time I have had a chance to play with the stamp set SU sent demos for Christmas. I just love this set! I used bashful blue, regal rose, and sahara sand for this one. I also used my Cuttlebug to cut out the tag on the bottom right side. Since I am finally moving around again expect to see more soon!
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
I was looking around on SCS the other day and I found SweetMissDaisy's card using the cutest little snowman stamp. I went straight to Addicted to Rubber Stamps and placed an order. Both stamps are by Inky Antics. I love ordering from Addicted to Rubber Stamps because their shipping is so quick. The order shipped Thursday and it came in the mail today! And I didn't even have to pay for shipping because of a special they were running. Now if we could just get SU to ship and deliver that quick.
So I started playing around with the stamps because I wanted to make some thank you cards to send to people who get us Christmas gifts. I like to have them on hand so I can send them out right away. I also wanted to use the snowman but move away from the Christmas colors. So this is what I came up with. I used Cool Caribbean and Gable Green. You can't see it real well in the picture but I stamped the words under the last snowman on the right. I watercolored the snowman with Cool Caribbean, Gable Green, and Apricot Appeal. I need to add some glitter somewhere on this card but I was so excited about it that I wanted to add it to my blog!
Does anyone else have trouble taking pictures of their cards? I get so frustrated when I have to take pictures because I have to take 15 or so pictures to get one good one. My husband normally takes them for me because I'm so bad at it. The color is wrong or they are all blurry! I get so mad when I have to keep going back to make more and more pictures to get a good one.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
I've been playing with Big Pieces again. I saw this card on SCS. Several people had made one like this and I wanted to make one too. I love this new set. I have Little Pieces and it goes together great. I used my new little EK punch to add the circle on the ribbon. I'm not sure I'm crazy about it but I guess it works. I made this card at 1:00 am today. I haven't been in the stamp room to play today but I plan to sometime after I get more laundry started. I went to Walmart and picked up some sucker sticks to make another card. I'll post more of my creations later if I get to stamp!
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Today was the first time I have had a chance to play with my new stamps. I had looked at SCS and found a few cards that I wanted to CASE. Here is the first one. The original was posted by coribravo. I used Big Pieces, Little Pieces, and Happy Everything. The colors used were burgundy, mellow moss, and apricot appeal. I love this card and I will using this card soon!
I also picked up some of the snowman paper from Basic Grey today! I just love that paper. I stuck it in a clear mug from the Dollar Tree. I plan to make a snowman soup packet for my room mother. She is always doing great things for my class and I wanted to give her a little something for Christmas. I'm not sure if I'm going to stamp something to go inside or if I will just stamp a tag and some other things to go with it.
While shopping I also ran across the EK punch you see here. I have gotten most of my punches from SU but I just love this one so I got it! It was a little different from the other punches I have because the punched out piece doesn't come flying out of the bottom.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
My goodies are here! I can promise some new posts this weekend. I just got in tonight and the box was on the front porch. Too bad I have to work tomorrow. If I didn't have to work I'd be cutting stamps right now. I got several new sets, paper, stamp pads, reinkers, ribbon, and the little marker spray thing. I can't wait to give it a try! I'm going to Trace's house this weekend to stamp but I don't think I'll be able to wait until Saturday to break into my new stuff! Check back soon for some new cards!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
For the "snow" I tore white paper and then added glitter to the edge that was torn. I used not quite navy and white. I just love the dark blue with snowmen!
For the notebook I just used Crystal Effects to glue the paper down to the composition notebook. I'm still trying to figure this out so I don't end up with CE on everything. I guess a little patience would help but I can't seem to manage that when I get on a roll. I get so excited about getting something done that I can't stop to wait on the CE to dry! I stamped some snowmen and added some Primas on two of the snowmen. This turned out so cute I might just have to make some more to give as gifts myself!
Sunday, December 03, 2006
I picked up a gift card and I knew I had to decorate a tin to put it in. I ordered a bunch of these from specialtybottle a while back so I have plenty of gift card tins to decorate. Since I have wrapped everything with snowman paper I knew I had to put a snowman on the top of this one. I stamped white snowflakes on night of navy paper and put it on the top. I also used the tag punch and stamp to make the snowman tag. This one was quick and easy.I also made these little post it note holders for all the teachers on my grade level at school. These were so easy to do too! I used Headline Alphabet and Looks Like Spring. I wrapped the patterned paper and put it inside the RSVP pen.
I'm still waiting on Mr. Brown so I can make my Christmas cards. He should be here Thursday so it looks like I'll be making them next weekend!
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Put a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny bit on an cosmetic applicator and rub over the sharpie mess ups! It takes it right off and leaves the Stazon on the domino! I was so excited about this. I recruited him and he helped me make all of my ornaments.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I'm placing a SU order tomorrow so I'll be getting lots of new goodies. I can't wait to get the order. I'm getting Big Pieces, Happy Everything, Sweet on You, and Love Matters. I'm going to order several new colors of paper and ink that I don't have yet. All my friends who stamp are amazed at the number of stamp pads I have but I never can get enough. I'm also getting ideas together to have a stamping party at the school where I teach. I have gotten a lot of ideas from SCS and I plan to do several Valentine's Day cards. As soon as I get the supplies I'll take pictures and post them to my blog. It will probably take a few weeks because the UPS man never gets here fast enough with my SU boxes! I guess I'll have to place the order before I start stalking the UPS man!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
I think something might be missing from this card. It is missing that WOW factor I was looking for. This is my first glitter window and I think it is a little more glittery that I though it would be. Any suggestions on what I might do to it to make it a little better?
It was a pain getting the tag punch straight on the green cs. I just have to keep telling myself that it is hand made! lol I'd love to hear your suggestions on something I might add to this one!
I plan to use the rest of the paper to make her some monogram cards. She is always sending little notes to everyone so I thought this would be perfect. I'll post a picture of the cards once I get them made.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
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Monday, November 13, 2006
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The second card is the one I used the designer paper on. This is some paper I got from a secret sister swap and this is the first time I have used it. I don't normally get the patterened paper out because I hate to cut into it! This is the double sided paper so I used one side for the bottom of the card and the other side is around the stamped image. I also used the little flower from Simply Said and colored it in with the white gel pen.
I think I have made plenty of Sassy Stems cards. I guess it is about time for me to decide which cards I'm making for Christmas. I did mail my Thanksgiving cards today. It normlly doesn't take too long for them to get to where they are heading because most of my family lives close by. I guess this is all for tonight!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Can you tell I love to add black to cards? I think it gives these two an extra something. I wish I had the black organdy ribbon to go on the first card. It would probably look better if I could punch the holes straight to put the brads in. I just haven't gotten the hang of that yet, even with a straight edge.
I made this second card for a good friend of mine. I even doodled around the edges of the stamped image. I used Prisma color pencils to color this one. I have been having trouble with the black ink running when I use the WCC. The card I posted first looks great tonight. But when I go look at it tomorrow it could be a different story. If that happens I will take a picture so you can see what I'm talking about. I have been told to use Stazon but I always forget until after I start to color the image. We'll have to wait and see what happens. Until in the morning...
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I also went back and added that silver embossing on that other card I did before. What do you think? It really pops out huh?Here is a brown snowflake card I made several weeks ago. I like the brown too. I have such a hard time making decisions. Can you tell? I guess I'll have a big selection to choose from.
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I saw a beautiful card on SCS today and had to make one. Why is it that my cards never look as stunning as the cards I try to CASE? I love the color combo on this one. I am still playing around with different color combos for my Christmas cards. I don't really want to go with the classic colors so when I saw this I thought it was perfect. I stamped the snowflake with Vintage Violet and then put some glitter over it. I like the way it sparkles. I haven't ever done a Christmas card with snowflakes so this just might be the one. Who knows?!?! I think I may go back and add a Christmas saying at the bottom and emboss it in silver. That would be really pretty with the colors. Plus, silver is my favorite! So much better than gold. lol
I always end up making several different card designs for my Christmas cards. I guess I get bored and can't make 25-30 of the same card unless someone wants to pay me to do it. So if you get Christmas cards from me you may or may not get one of these. I think I'm going back to the stamping table to play with the snowflakes some more.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The Happy Boo to You card with dracula has old olive, vintage violet, basic black, and designer paper. I also used black ribbon and brads. I colored the little guy with WCC.
Frank Happy Boo to You: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Designer paper; black brads; image colored with WCC.
This one is my favorite! I call it mummy dots! I used pumpkin pie, vintage violet, and designer paper.
Here is another dracula card. I used vintage violet, old olive, and designer paper. I stamped a circle from Little Pieces and one bat from Halloween Backgrounds to make the moon. Then I used a reinker and watercolor brush to make the "fog."
The witch card: Vintage Violet, Old Olive, and designer paper; Tag Punch, Black ribbon. I drew the squiggles around the witch. I think I might be squiggle challenged but I like the way this one turned out. There is no way I could draw something that looks like a stamp like some people do. But I guess I can draw a squiggle line around it.
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